Pilgrim’s Pride recalls chicken nuggets for possible foreign matter contamination
Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp has issued a recall for approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products because the nuggets may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The fully cooked chicken nugget products were produced on Oct. 5, 2015. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-20728” and were shipped for institutional use to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
The problem was discovered after the company received several consumer complaints regarding plastic contamination of the chicken nuggets. The firm notified FSIS personnel of the issue on April 6, 2016. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.